Innovators And Influencers 2002

People, not technology, create innovation. Here's a look at some people who will drive these and other business-technology trends in 2002.

InformationWeek Staff, Contributor

December 21, 2001

2 Min Read

Despite the uncertainty about the year ahead, there are some things about business technology we can say with confidence: The security of computer networks will undergo greater scrutiny. Close collaboration with business partners will be an important goal--one that will remain difficult to achieve. Biotechnology will deepen our understanding of what makes us human--and, in the process, push the boundaries of what supercomputers can do. The Internet will grow in importance as a fundamental tool of communication and commerce. And entrepreneurs will change how we do business. This we also know with certainty: People, not technology, create innovation. Heres a look at some people who will drive these and other business-technology trends in 2002.

Peter Thiel, CEO of PayPal Inc.

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Carol Kovac, IBM's VP of life sciences

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Richard Clarke, chairman of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board

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Christopher Klaus & Thomas Noonan, Internet Security Systems Inc.

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Michael Vatis, founding director of the National Infrastructure Protection Center

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Dr. Paul Tang, chief medical information officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation

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Gene Tyndall, VP of global markets and E-commerce for Ryder

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